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Burnham paces Liberty win

SR Story | Match Burnham has been carrying more than his share of the load for Liberty all season, and it was more of the same on Friday night. The senior scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Liberty notched a key Northeast 2B South victory over …

Lake City’s girls defeat Highland

SR Story | Whitney Meier had 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and five steals to help lead the Lake City Timberwolves past the Highland Rams 53-46 in a nonleague game at Timberline High School on Thursday night. LC (7-1) jumped out to a fast start and led by …

Highlanders’ Sam Stratton fights against Central Valley’s defense during Friday’s GSL play at Shadle Park. (TYLER TJOMSLAND PHOTOS)

Balanced Central Valley boys zip past Shadle Park

SR Story | The Central Valley Bears lost all of their starters from last season’s squad, but that doesn’t mean this year’s version will necessarily have growing pains. That’s because much of the CV lineup has been playing together since their early youth. The experience was evident in …

Game capsules

Deary 38, Kootenai 37
Tyler Anderson’s free throw with 7.2 seconds left gave Deary …
Colfax 44, Tekoa-Rosalia 28
Danny Robinson put up 17 points as Colfax took down …
Clarkston 78, Rogers 69
Clarkston (7-0) remained undefeated with a 78-69 win over GSL-leading …
Rogers 74, Lewis and Clark 71
For the second time this week Rogers narrowly defeated a …
Republic 71, Inchelium 54
Republic forced 38 turnovers as the Tigers rolled to a …
Colville 61, Chewelah 33
Sam Artzis scored 20 points as Colville rolled to a …
Shadle Park 66, Ferris 49
Shadle Park used N’Neil Nelson’s strong shooting to pull away …
Gonzaga Prep 47, North Central 44
Gonzaga Prep’s Brandon Bieber hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 …

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Sandpoint girls top Bonners Ferry in triple overtime

SR Story | Madi Schoening scored 28 points and Sandpoint topped Bonners Ferry 57-54 in triple overtime in the Moose Madness spirit game Friday night in Sandpoint. Schoening also had 12 rebounds and three steals and Karlee Williams chipped in seven points and 12 rebounds.

Hovren goes over 30 points again

SR Story | Don’t blink or you’re likely to miss another career-type game from Madison Hovren. The Central Valley senior scored 34 points on Friday to eclipse her previous best of 33 she reached on Tuesday to lead the Bears to a 70-49 win over visiting University in …

Lake City’s girls defeat Highland

SR Story | Whitney Meier had 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and five steals to help lead the Lake City Timberwolves past the Highland Rams 53-46 in a nonleague game at Timberline High School on Thursday night. LC (7-1) jumped out to a fast start and led by …

Girls basketball: Tommi Swannack has 16 as LRS tops Tekoa-Rosalia

SR Story | Tommi Swannack led five players in double figures with 16 points and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague regained control late and beat Tekoa-Rosalia 71-59 in a Northeast 2B South League game Tuesday night in Ritzville. Jenna Bennett had 15 points and Peyton Curtis and Mallory Kessler each added 12 …

Colton girls hold off Australian team to extend streak to 47

SR Story | Colton’s 47-game winning streak now includes a victory over international competition. Zoe Moser led three players in double figures with 21 points and the Wildcats hit 16 3-pointers in a 63-59 win over NPIRE Australia Friday in Colton.

Riley Lupfer’s big second half guides LC past University

SR Story | Riley Lupfer scored all 18 of her points in the second half Friday as the Lewis and Clark Tigers held off visiting University 55-48 in Greater Spokane League play that left both teams 2-1 overall and in league play. LC’s Michaela Kay scored her 14 …

Game capsules

St. John-Endicott 49, Garfield-Palouse 22
St. John-Endicott used solid shooting and sweltering defense to stifle …
Colfax 52, Tekoa-Rosalia 23
Colfax used pressure defense and a balanced attack to run …
Touchet 59, Oakesdale 42
Cierra Jo McKeown scored 16 of her 30 points in …
Liberty Christian 70, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 28
Liberty Christian ran past visiting LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 70-28 on Saturday.
Kellogg 54, Deer Park 27
Host Kellogg held Deer Park to just a single point …
Inchelium 45, Curlew 39
Randi Finley and Olivia Williams scored 14 points each as …
Lake City 56, Timberline 28
Lake City closed out a three-day trip to Boise with …
Capital (Boise) 63, Clarkston 47
After a close first half, Capital dominated the third quarter …

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University’s Tate Orndorff, top, returns to the Tri-State this weekend to defend his title. (File)

Tri-State draws elite field for 43rd edition

SR Story | It’s billed as having more quality than a state tournament. The 43rd annual Tri-State wrestling tournament won’t be any different. It’s chock full of state champions and eventual state champions. In fact, there will be competitors who don’t win at Tri-State who will capture a …

Christilaw: College wrestling fighting to get off mat

SR Story | I did not come by my enthusiasm for the sport of wrestling naturally, and I try very hard not to dwell on my early experiences with the sport. Like most junior high kids, I was introduced to a wrestling mat in a P.E. class. In …

East Valley High school wrestling coach Craig Hanson instructs his team during practice at the school in this 2011 file photo. (File)

Valley schools loaded with champions

SR Story | Ask a wrestling coach and he’ll tell you just how important it is to have a state tournament veteran in their practice room. If he just happens to be a returning state champion? So much the better. In a sport based on the premise that …

Moses Lake bests Post Falls to win Inland Empire Classic wrestling title

SR Story | There was sense of familiarity about the Inland Empire Classic wrestling tournament hosted by Central Valley on Saturday afternoon. Twenty of last year’s top-four finishers were in the finals of this year’s event and the Moses Lake Chiefs and Post Falls Trojans finished one-two again, …

Clai Quintanilla of the North Central Indians notches the quickest pin of Thursday night, needing 18 seconds to stop Mead’s Cody Takeshita at 120 pounds. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Mead overwhelms North Central in GSL wrestling

SR Story | North Central wrestling coach Luke Leifer knew the season-opening week would be difficult while being down two state placers. But even Leifer and Mead coach Phil McLean were surprised by how the Panthers mauled North Central on Thursday.

Mt. Spokane opens GSL wrestling with win over State 3A champ NC

SR Story | The North Central and Mt. Spokane wrestling teams proved Wednesday night just how tough this Greater Spokane League season is going to be. Mt. Spokane’s Jacob Sander used an escape to defeat Jacob Koczar 2-0 in overtime at 200 pounds, and the Mt. Spokane Wildcats …

North Central returns five of six state placers from last season’s state title team. The Fab Five, from left: Izaec Quintanilla (160 champion), Clai Quintanilla (106 champion), Junior Villaro (182, 7th), Bryson Pierce (170, 2nd) and Bryan Wais (138, 4th). (Jesse Tinsley)

North Central well-stocked to defend State 3A wrestling title

SR Story | An argument could be made that the North Central wrestling team wasn’t the best in the 3A classification last year. Not in terms of a top-to-bottom lineup. In the end, though, North Central’s wrestlers – all six qualifiers who placed – were standing at the …

Game capsules

Tri-State@ North Idaho College
Wrestling Tri-State Meet at North Idaho College TEAM SCORES: 1, …
Ferris, North Central
In a close, back-and-forth dual, it was Ryan Johnson’s pin …
Mead, University
University closed strong to beat visiting Mead Thursday in a …
Mt. Spokane 51, Lewis and Clark 21
Jake Howerton’s pin in 1:16 got Mt. Spokane off to …
Chewelah, Medical Lake
Chewelah won a forfeit-filled dual 48-27 Thursday over host Medical …
Gonzaga Prep, Central Valley
Central Valley defeated Gonzaga Prep 51-21 at a home dual. …
Mead, Ferris
Mead defeated Ferris 49-18 in a home dual. The team …
Shadle Park, Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark narrowly defeated Shadle Park 31-28. The Dual …

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Mead considered favorite in GSL gymnastics

SR Story | It remains to be seen if the Mead gymnastics team can contend for a state championship, as it did when it captured the 4A title in 2012. Panthers coach Laurie Chadwick is optimistic, though.

Mt. Spokane opens GSL wrestling with win over State 3A champ NC

SR Story | The North Central and Mt. Spokane wrestling teams proved Wednesday night just how tough this Greater Spokane League season is going to be. Mt. Spokane’s Jacob Sander used an escape to defeat Jacob Koczar 2-0 in overtime at 200 pounds, and the Mt. Spokane Wildcats …

East Valley High School wrestler Trey Meyer, on top, works with teammate Eli Hartshorn during practice at EVHS in February. (FILE PHOTOS)

Winter’s heating up for wrestlers, gymnasts

SR Story | After several weeks of sitting on freezing bleacher benches to watch the finale of the fall high school sports season, it’s time to head indoors for some heated competition. Jamborees begin this weekend for high school basketball, and the start of the high school wrestling …

Schlosser tops in floor ex

SR Story | TACOMA – Jenna Schlosser made the most of her first state gymnastics meet. One day after she placed second in the 4A all-around, the junior from Mead claimed the 4A floor title Saturday in the State Gymnastics Individual Finals at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Mead gymnasts lower state expectations

SR Story | The Mead gymnastics team, which captured a State 4A championship in 2012, heads to state expecting to challenge for a trophy. Another state title? Not yet, says Panthers coach Laurie Chadwick.

Schlosser leads Mead gymnasts to regional crown

SR Story | Jenna Schlosser led Mead to a 4A regional title and a team state berth on Saturday at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines, Wash. The Panthers won with 170.025 points and will compete at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Puyallup placed second, Emerald Ridge …

CBBN replaces GSL as biggest

SR Story | Once upon a time, the Greater Spokane League was the biggest big-school classification conference in eastern Washington. Starting next year, though, the Columbia Basin Big Nine takes over the distinction as the largest same-classification league.

Game capsules

Lewis and Clark/North Central/Rogers/Shadle, Central Valley
Central Valley finished at least both first and second in …
Ferris/Mead/Mt Spokane/University, Mead Gym Center
Jenna Schlosser’s wins in the bars, vault and all-around led …
Central Valley/Mead/North Central/University, Rogers
Jenna Schlosser won the vault, bars and overall scoring as …
Ferris/Lewis and Clark/Mt Spokane, Shadle
At Shadle Park, Mt. Spokane placed first with a score …
3A Regional
Kamiakin took first place in the team scoring at Washington …
4A Regional
Also: Bars 6, Engen, Mea, 9.25 8, Erdem, CV, 8.05 …
3A Championship
Vault: 3, Fraser, MtS, 8.7 At Mead Gymnastics Center, Mt. …
4A districts
Mead captured the league title with a team score of …
Boys basketball »
Burnham paces Liberty win
Matt leads U-Hi to win over Central Valley
Lake City’s girls defeat Highland
Rogers boys basketball upsets Central Valley in GSL
Boys basketball: Ryan Quigley leads Lakeside to Northeast A League boys basketball victory over Freeman
Girls basketball »
Sandpoint girls top Bonners Ferry in triple overtime
Hovren goes over 30 points again
Lake City’s girls defeat Highland
Girls basketball: Tommi Swannack has 16 as LRS tops Tekoa-Rosalia
Gonzaga Prep overcomes slow start to defeat Mead 61-37
Wrestling »
University rallies to defeat Mead in GSL wrestling
Tri-State draws elite field for 43rd edition
Christilaw: College wrestling fighting to get off mat
Valley schools loaded with champions
Moses Lake bests Post Falls to win Inland Empire Classic wrestling title
Gymnastics »
Mead considered favorite in GSL gymnastics
Roundup: Big second quarter lifts Lakeland past Pullman in boys basketball
Mt. Spokane opens GSL wrestling with win over State 3A champ NC
Winter’s heating up for wrestlers, gymnasts
Schlosser tops in floor ex
Football »
Tri-State draws elite field for 43rd edition
State football: Eastside Catholic topples Bellevue
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Broncos’ winning streak finished
Baseball »
West Valley names baseball field in honor of Jack Spring
Mt. Spokane gets blanked, elminated by Yakima
Northstars win 4th of July Wood Bat Classic
State 3A baseball: Mt. Spokane claws way to third place
Straughan pitches, hits Colton to title
Volleyball »
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
2A, 1A, 2B, 1B State volleyball: Colfax romps to 13th title
Bears claim first trophy for volleyball
NEA duo falls into consolation bracket
Fastpitch softball »
Senior Hannah Wesselman powers U-Hi to state
Softball: University, Shadle Park make state; 4A teams stay home
Softball: Shadle Park holds off Southridge in 3A regional
Softball notes: Jordyn Soliday finds her place with Cardinals
Softball: Lakeside edges Riverside for District 7 1A title
Girls soccer »
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Soccer: Too much of good thing?
CV’s girls’ soccer success twice as nice this year
Kelsey Turnbow scores four as Central Valley repeats as State 4A soccer champs
Spring boys soccer »
Shootout win sends Ferris to semis
Young CV Bears, led by three seniors, suffer tough loss at state
Blackhawks survive Greyhounds, claim District 7 2A soccer title
CV tops Ferris in boys soccer to claim District 4A title
Boys soccer teams work toward season
Track and field »
Kopcynski, Allred pick up state victories
State 1A/2B/1B boys track: Medical Lake surges in 3,200 to capture 1A title
State 1A/2B/1B girls track: Colfax girls roll to 2B title
No records, but more gold for pair at small-schools track
Colfax’s Cai wins girls State 2B pole vault
Cross country »
Boys basketball: Antoinne Holmes’ 3-pointer gives Cusick upset win over Curlew
North Idaho all-league teams
All-league Washington
Mt. Spokane runner John Dressel selects Colorado
EV cross country has one-three punch
Boys tennis »
Kyle Fager, Courtney Provan win District 8 4A tennis singles titles
Inland Empire tennis tourney here
Tennis: LC’s Luke Brittan looks for perfect spot on court
Girls tennis »
Kyle Fager, Courtney Provan win District 8 4A tennis singles titles
Inland Empire tennis tourney here
Tennis notes: Ferris picks up star player out of the blue
Tennis: LC’s Luke Brittan looks for perfect spot on court
Boys golf »
Lakeland’s Derek Bayley makes U.S. Open bid
Lakeland’s Bayley drives toward good finish
Girls golf »
Lakeland’s Derek Bayley makes U.S. Open bid